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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1987-11-14


Topics Live concert


Shakedown Street, Little Red Rooster, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Hey Pocky Way, Deal Maggie's Farm-> Cumberland Blues, Playin' In The Band-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> Stella Blue-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: The Mighty Quinn


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Long Beach Arena
Location Long Beach, CA

Source AUD>MC>DAT>CD

Notes

AUD>MC>DAT>CD; via Paul B; Seeded to etree by Willy

Reviews

Reviewer: Half-StepN->H - - November 8, 2012
Subject: LOVE LIGHT!!!!
Most Energetic LOVELIGHT I've ever heard!
Reviewer: John Bouffard - - February 9, 2009
Subject: Those Mighty Kings
That they were! One of the best of 87 right here and that is saying alot. 1987 is full of great shows and for one to stand out like this says alot.
First set > Shakedown is fun but to it usualy is. I not a fan of Rooster or Althea but both deliver.A couple of fumbles in Althea doesn't stop it from being good. Masterpiece and Deal are tops but again are usually good to my ears.
Monster second starts off with Maggies>Cumberland>Playin>Terrapin which is as good as it gets. Out of Space Miracle>Stella Blue>T Stones>Lovelight great stuff! Quinn ends its very nicely.
Reviewer: latentcosmic - - December 25, 2005
Subject: My favorite show of all time;
I'd just turned 17, and went with a bunch of miscreants I was in prep school with up in the mountains. The cast of characters and that time in my life make it my fondest memories of shows. I'd taped the show myself that night, but the sound sucked- I COULDN'T stop dancing around(...???...)
Anyways, thanks for putting this decent recording up.
Reviewer: jboyaquar - - November 16, 2005
Subject: Locomotive powered Limited by the well-produced qualities...
1st Set: Yea...A loud, hot funky "Shakedown" to open up proceedings. Things are getting sweaty in the office. These hounds are quite vocal during a fine "Rooster." Despite the thin sound, "Althea" still manages to be bouncy, if a tad repetitive. "Masterpiece" flows nicely, but other copies will have better sound and reach higher transcendental levels. (a wonderfully inspirational version by DSO sparked my last Thursday.) An average "Pocky Way" is given direction by Brent's vocal improvs (that stay true this version's spirit, Bobby.) As admirable "Deal" is, the Dead's version always leaves a little to be desired. Altered slightly, what would emerge is a full-blown tight stadium rocker instead of the 'wishy-washy, blank slate' timing that envelops most of the versions.

2nd Set: Now, "Cumberland" is what the boys do well... a bluegrass oriented skiffle. They stick with the formula which makes "Maggie's" a good time. Oopsy, bobby... he's forgetting the whole of his second lyric. Plenty of good energy and fills the halls during an aimless "Playin." "Terrapin" is a monster, and one of the finest of '87. How triumphant is 8:00-9:38? Obviously we're headed straight for "Drums" Mickey wastes little time in getting to his toys. YES!! "Space" makes me kooky crazy. I think Bobby's drunk/coked up during this "Miracle." "Stella" features an extended intro to morph and sullen the crowd up. Hello there, Mr. Despondent and removed...I need food to pick up my spirits and energy during a cheesily sung "Throwing." Undeniable '77 like force. Strong anchor. Of course the middle night has to be "Lovelite" (not "NFA" like it was in Oakland or whereever) Well, in all fairness they reach a smooth rarified glide during the 1:40's/1:50s. Jerry's amusing himself throughout. Very nice frenzy moments at the very late 4's, and we get the false ending...:o) Wow!
And why wouldn't they want to continue this party? Everybody..."Come on within...You've not seen Nothing Like Mighty Quinn"
Thank you. 3 1/2 stars
Reviewer: kctomato - - April 30, 2005
Subject: Bobby forgot words?
This Maggies Farm reminds me of the GD experience - lunacy - disjointed but together. Almost gives me flashbacks listening to it. In particular, listen to the jam after "father" verse (starting at ~5:20). It's like everyone just falls apart into their own direction yet it is one!

Outstanding!

Phil drops some great bombs after "brother" verse.
Reviewer: kctomato - - April 30, 2005
Subject: Bobby forgot words?
This Maggies Farm reminds me of the GD experience - lunacy - disjointed but together. Almost gives me flashbacks listening to it. In particular, listen to the jam after "father" verse (starting at ~5:20). It's like everyone just falls apart into their own direction yet it is one!

Outstanding!

Phil drops some great bombs after "brother" verse.
Reviewer: Pearly Baker - - March 30, 2005
Subject: Maggie's Blues
Non-stop slammin jammin opener for the 2nd set. This is a 13 min Maggie's>Cumberland delight!
Reviewer: gkubrick - - October 6, 2004
Subject: correction
I put my comments on the wrong show.
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